Attention: City Council President Sam O’Leary


Council President Sam O’Leary Announces Bid for Lakewood Mayor

February 28, 2019 (Lakewood, OH) - City Council President Sam O’Leary has announced that he is running for Lakewood Mayor.

“I’m running for Mayor because I believe in Lakewood and the possibility of our city’s future.  By working together, we can build on the incredible progress our city has made by investing in our neighborhoods and critical services, welcoming and supporting all residents, embracing our unique identity and the core values that make Lakewood a truly special community. I’m proud of my eight-year record of service to Lakewood, and I’m confident I have the experience, ideas, and energy to continue working with our residents and businesses to move Lakewood forward.”

At his State of the City Address on February 27, 2019, Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers announced that he would not be seeking another term. The seat will be decided in the general election this November.

O’Leary is a life-long, third generation resident of Lakewood, and grew up on Clarence Avenue on the city’s east end. O’Leary is currently represents Ward 2, which is comprised of central Lakewood, including Lakewood Park, downtown Lakewood, the Hilliard Triangle and many other notable Lakewood landmarks. In 2016, O’Leary was elected unanimously by his peers on Council to also serve as Council President.

As Council President, O’Leary has fought for residents on neighborhood and day-to-day quality of life issues championing millions of dollars of reinvestment into the city’s parks, enhanced public safety by modernizing dispatch services and bringing new services to the city, including a mobile stroke unit.

In addition to quality of life and city-wide improvements, O’Leary also has a record of expanding protections for LGBTQ individuals, including passing one of the most expansive human rights ordinances in Ohio banning “conversion therapy.”

O’Leary is graduate of Lakewood High School, George Washington University, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Council President O’Leary lives on Gladys Avenue with his wife, Morgan.

Contact: [Mary Protzman (330) 949-1627/] / [FB @OLearyForLakewood]